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Securing women’s land rights can help with climate change

This post originally appeared on Thomson Reuters Foundation. By Ranjana Das and Tzili ...

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December 11, 2015

Why the Modi government must work on land reform before land acquisition

India’s economy has already crossed $2 trillion and is growing annually at around 6%. But these figures cannot hide the fact that 69% of the population is rural, and 70% of this, or nearly half of all Indians, still depend on land and land-based activities for their livelihoods, according to figures in the India Rural Development Report 2012-2013, released by Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation.

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July 23, 2015

Not Your Land: How the Development Community Evicted the Poor

The World Bank recently acknowledged a troubling fact: While working to rid the world of poverty through projects that required moving millions of people, such as dam construction, urban renewal, and rural development, it did not sufficiently monitor their compensation and resettlement. As a result of these failures, the World Bank is unsure whether the displaced were properly reimbursed for what they lost or provided with a new home or farmland.

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June 25, 2015

The coming African miracle

This post originally appeared on the Devex blog on December 19, 2014 Can ...

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December 22, 2014

How land rights for women could help fight climate change

This editorial originally appeared in the Global Post on November 18.  Climate change ...

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November 18, 2014